HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL
Next Monday, June 18th, I'll present the first of a three-part lecture/concert/singalong series: HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL at Corbit-Calloway Library in Odessa, from 6:30-7:20. Part One, PLAY IT LOUD, will include a history of the electric guitar and the music and times of the late 50s to 1964. Etta James sang about rollin’, Bill Haley spread the news, and Chuck Berry was king of the guitar. Elvis, Motown, the Coasters, Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, Girl Groups, Duane Eddy. “Youth culture” grows, and then the president was shot. All three lectures will examine BLUES structure and culture.
July 19th, at Corbit-Calloway, 6:30 PM: Part Two, SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK N ROLL will highlight BOB DYLAN and HIPPY, with “appearances” by Jimi Hendrix and Ken Kesey. Woodstock, British Invasion, Beatles, Clapton’s Blues.
August 9th, at Corbit-Calloway, 6:30 PM: Part Three will feature Eagles, Van Morrison, and the merging of Country and Western with R&R. Examples by Ray Charles, Steve Earle, the Burrito Brothers, and Chuck Berry (who states in his autobiography that “Maybelline” was his take on “Ida Ray,” by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys).